Wanks?

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Is wank meant as a mighty insult?

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Wanks?

Postby Dizzin » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:02 pm

I always use wank as a term for just anybody, and not meant as an insult. Pretty much every evil does too (Thanks Klurg!)

It just seems to me that some people, usually Euros, think of it as some huge insult. A certain Scottish wank in our midsts really takes offense to it. :P

So what do you think? Just a regular term now, or just insulting?
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Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:05 pm

When it was first used towards me it bugged me, but then I noticed EVERYONE was being called a wank.

I think in the Toril-verse this might be similar to the N word. Overuse doesn't desensitize.
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Postby thanuk » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:12 pm

I dunno, from what I understand being called a wank is the euro equivalent of being called a jerkoff. And some people take offense to being called a jerkoff, but seeing as how 99% of the male population probably pulls their pud on a semi-regular basis, you can't really get offended. If it's not true, then you're probably some sort of freak. If it's true, but you still get offended because you feel guilty about it, Congratulations! You're catholic!
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Postby Ashiwi » Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:27 pm

I thought "wank" was a term much like "twit"... a term of deep and abiding affection...
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Postby Cordan » Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:55 pm

Depends on who you're calling a wank. We have a wide range of ethnicities on the mud. Maybe it is highly rude to some people. If so, be considerate, and don't call them a wank anymore. It's that simple.

Don't go to brazil and make the OK sign (index finger to thumb, 3 fingers straight out) with your hand to say somethings good. You're actually telling them to f*** off. Or so I've heard.
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Postby Vahok » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:44 pm

Damn! I was getting pissed off because I thought people were calling me a Yank...

Learn something new everyday I guess. Now off to tackle those velcro shoes...
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Postby Stamm » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:25 pm

Wank is pretty offensive.

Not as offensive as cu**, but coming close to it.

I'm suprised it's allowed to be used so freely here.
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Postby Tanji Smanji » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:56 pm

Wanks.
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Postby Kifle » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:59 pm

We are working towards Americanizing our mud population, stamm. Pretty soon you will be shooting your 12 guage out of your newly bought '72 Ford pick-up, screaming, "Yeeeeehaaaaww, go Bush. Yin's meh Heros!"
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:00 am

Kifle wrote:We are working towards Americanizing our mud population, stamm. Pretty soon you will be shooting your 12 guage out of your newly bought '72 Ford pick-up, screaming, "Yeeeeehaaaaww, go Bush. Yin's meh Heros!"


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Postby Gormal » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:31 am

As I've recently learned, its quite different in the UK then it is back in the states for many words, this one being a prime example.
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Postby Ambar » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:36 am

I take this word to mean about the same thing as "twink" a few years ago ... now twink is when you cheese an item ... odd ...

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Postby Stamm » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:43 am

Kifle wrote:We are working towards Americanizing our mud population, stamm. Pretty soon you will be shooting your 12 guage out of your newly bought '72 Ford pick-up, screaming, "Yeeeeehaaaaww, go Bush. Yin's meh Heros!"


Bahaha!

Meanwhile I shall be Scottishising <-- Strange that Americanising is a word but Scottishising isn't...

Anyway. Soon you will all be wearing kilts, drinking whisky and claret by the litre, have red hair and freckles, and you'll be drunk every night by 8pm and fight till dawn.
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Postby Gerad » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:53 am

Trewe and Mogr and jaz and pretty much every aussie throws that term around like crazy... I dont think its a big insult :P
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Postby ssar » Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:27 am

Actually here in OZ the term wanker is used a lot in certain circles/age groups to describe someone you think is a fool - your actual intent of the use can vary a great deal, from a light-hearted joke to a mate for him doing something funny/dumb, to totally serious abuse warranting a punch in the head.

Wank is pretty much only used other than to describe someone as "a wank", e.g. "Hey, goin' off for a wank eh?". And even then the word "pull" is often used instead.

Describing someone as "a wank" seems pretty much a modern yank term used over various internet comms, and I tend to pay little heed to it really.
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Postby Sarell » Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:34 pm

ROFL Gerad!!! You just used Jazdak as an argument for something not being offensive ROFLMAO!!!! That's a classic.

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Postby Corth » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:08 pm

Well it stands to reason that his name would come up in this thread...
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Postby Cordan » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:15 pm

Kifle wrote:We are working towards Americanizing our mud population, stamm. Pretty soon you will be shooting your 12 guage out of your newly bought '72 Ford pick-up, screaming, "Yeeeeehaaaaww, go Bush. Yin's meh Heros!"


Um, what's wrong with this??? I do it all the time!


Bah, Jazzy is a wank ;) Love ya! Mean it!


And just to clarify, I hate Bush.
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Postby Ashiwi » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:13 pm

Stamm wrote:Anyway. Soon you will all be wearing kilts, drinking whisky and claret by the litre, have red hair and freckles, and you'll be drunk every night by 8pm and fight till dawn.


I have red hair and freckles already, but I'll take tequila over whiskey and giggling like a schoolgirl over fighting any day.

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Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:20 pm

Cordan wrote:I hate Bush.


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Postby kiryan » Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:56 pm

shat up you stupid wanks1
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Postby rylan » Thu Dec 25, 2003 1:06 am

Merry Christmas all you wankers ;)
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Postby moritheil » Thu Dec 25, 2003 2:05 am

"Come on then, you bloody wanker!"
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Postby Klurg » Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:35 am

Oh wank it! Hahaha so funny I think i started the whole wank wave here (at least on the evil side). Im so proud my greatest and only gift to toril do not ever forget it! Wank it crappers.


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